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Tapping Into Energy Psychology: A Rapid Mind-Body Approach to Healing Trauma



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If you are a therapist who treats trauma, anxiety and even has little to no experience with these treatment approaches and you want to discover if these approaches are right for you and your clients, this recording is for you!

Learn the latest techniques from expert, author, & Executive Director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) Robert Schwarz!

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT)
  • Comprehensive Energy Psychology (CEP)

Energy Psychology (EP) Approaches, most commonly known as “tapping” on acupuncture points, have a rapidly growing base of research evidence and an even more rapidly growing list of followers, clinicians and clients. Research suggests that EP approaches may be twice as effective and work in half the time in treating PTSD in veterans. Discover skills to work with both the mind and body of clients who have experienced trauma, anxiety and a variety of other problems driven by negative affect and negative beliefs.

Known for his ability to pack workshops with tons of clinical skills and to help therapists integrate skills across different domains, Dr. Robert Schwarz is one of the country’s leading experts on Energy Psychology, especially for trauma and anxiety. This workshop will rapidly teach you the history, theory and research in the field and contains considerable experiential learning of different energy psychology methods — all within an integrated body mind approach.

  • Rapid, deep and lasting relief to clients
  • State-of-the-art therapy using the mind-body connection
  • Treat aspects of PTSD in 6 sessions or less
  • Understand that the therapeutic relationship is necessary, but not always sufficient for true healing
  • Enjoy using active and focused therapeutic approaches with their clients
  • Want to significantly increase the value of your practice by providing a service for which clients are willing to pay out-of-pocket

Format: DVD Video – 4+ hours

Length: 6 hr 35 min

Details: Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.


  1. Describe at least three energy psychology (EP) techniques approached can be used to regulate a client’s affect.
  2. Summarize how the current state of EP research does not support the idea that EP is an elaborate placebo.
  3. Explain at least one way EP techniques can be integrated with Interpersonal Neurobiology to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Summarize how energy psychology approaches deconstruct a client’s negative cognitions that lead to anxiety.
  5. Articulate how to use EP within the tri-phasic model of trauma treatment.
  6. Apply one energy psychology approach in-session to help strengthen interpersonal boundaries.
  7. List at least three ways to integrate EP methods into couples’ work to improve treatment outcomes.
Energy Psychology – The Concepts & The Evidence
  • Body-Mind Approaches to Human Problems
  • The Energy Systems
    • Meridians
    • Chakras
    • Biofields
  • Integrate Energy Approaches with Neuroscience
    • Interpersonal Neurobiology
    • Polyvagal theory
    • Amygdala modulated alarm reactions
  • Integrating EP with
    • Overall systems approach to psychology and psychotherapy
    • Mindfulness approaches
    • CBT
  • Review of Research: Does the research support the clinical claims?
  • Deconstruct DSM® Diagnosis into treatable components
  • Deconstruct beliefs, schemas, and patterns
  • Eliciting specific events that support beliefs and schemas
  • Body-feedback approaches to assessment to identify
    • Unconscious blocks
    • Limiting beliefs
    • Energetic disturbances
  • Isolate “mind” components of “physical problems”
  • How to use EP within the tri-phasic model of trauma treatment
Treatment Techniques
  • Specific energy treatment approaches
    • TAT basics
    • EFT basics
    • Chakra basics
    • CEP basics
  • Correct affect dysregulation
    • Treat trauma based symptoms such as flashbacks
    • Reduce anxiety, anger, cravings
    • Treating negative thoughts and beliefs
  • Reducing “resistance” and improve “low motivation” for change
  • Approaches to increase boundaries
  • Tailor treatment to specific needs and circumstances of each client
    • EP approaches to for self-care and stress management
    • Palliative treatment approaches of here and now symptoms
    • Teach EP approaches to clients as self-help skills
    • Deeper treatment of underlying specific events
    • Yin and Yang: “masculine and “feminine” EP approaches
    • EP approaches for children and learning issues
    • EP approaches for couples.
  • Limits and ethical considerations using EP


Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, is a licensed psychologist and master therapist and trainer who has been practicing for over 30 years. He is the Executive Director of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (energypsych.org). He has been teaching trauma treatment as well as energy psychology approaches for over 20 years. He has presented workshops internationally on trauma, Ericksonian hypnosis, brief therapy and energy psychology. He is the author of Tools for Transforming Trauma, and PTSD: A Clinician’s Guide, as well as a book on couples work We’re No Fun Anymore and numerous articles and videos. Dr. Schwarz has organized over 20 conferences on treating trauma, Energy Psychology, Ericksonian Hypnosis and brief therapy training over 15,000 therapists. He is a clinical member of AAMFT, an approved consultant in Hypnosis, and a diplomat in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is known for his ability to provide specific clinical skills within an integrative model. Participants consistently comment that his workshops are engaging and entertaining, full of humor as well as deeply moving demonstrations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robert Schwarz has an employment relationship with ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology). He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robert Schwarz is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.